Daily Dot: Inside Finstagram, the private world of ‘fake’ teen Instagram accounts

Daily Dot: Inside Finstagram, the private world of ‘fake’ teen Instagram accounts. “A Finstagram, or ‘finsta’ for short, is a ‘fake Instagram’ account. The accounts are typically private, with usernames that don’t give away the identity of the owner right away. The term was created and popularized by high school teenagers, but the fad has moved to the college scene as well. It’s mainly used to free people up from the confines of a traditional account, making them feel better about posting ridiculous memes, ugly selfies of their friends, and anything else that crosses their mind. It’s more fleeting like Twitter, less permanent than Facebook.”